U.S. History

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  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was one of the most important parts in American religion. It affected life in the American colonies, it changed colonial religion and affected social and political life. Revolutions in both nonreligious and religious thought transformed the Western world in the early 1700s. It was a religious movement that swept throught the colonies in the 1730s and 1740s. Some colonists began demanding more political equality. The British encouraged strict obedience and respectful authoriti
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    es. People form the colonies with less political freedom were then introduced to more democratic systrems used in other colonies.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war was the final Colonial War. The English and French battled for domination in North America. During the battle both sides attacked each other, killing men, women, and even children. For the British, the cost was so staggering that the dept almost destroyed the British government. Because of the dept, there was an increasing in tension which led to the Revolutionary War.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    tensions which led to the Revolutionary War.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 closed off the frontier to colonial expansion. It was a law to avoid more conflict and fighting onn the frontier because colonists keep moving onto American Indian lands. This banned British settlement west of the appalachian Mountains and also ordered settlers to leave the upper Ohia Valley Rivers. Colonists and Biritish were probably very upset for not being able to accomplish what they wanted to. This eventually led up to the British raising taxes..
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    All citizens were taxed with buying sugar, wine, and more. The British started this act for the other colonies to have more security. During this event the british got much more money. The british only started this event for much more money while the colonists got angry. The act ended because many colonists started a boycott and stopped buying goods from the British.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act was made for citizens to pay for the French and Indian war. This event was important because it helped pay for the damage of the war. This act was made for paying all the damage frome both French and Indian. This act made many citizens angry for paying extra money that they could have used for food. Many citizens such as the colonists and britian got forced to pay the extra money leading to violence. The citizens felt very threatened by the government leading to the end of the act
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    In 1767, Parliament went through the Townshend Acts which taxed all the imports from England to the American colonies. Sam Adams Sons if Liberty set up a citywide lexure to protest the Townshend taxes. These protests spread and were heard to/by every American colony and every major city where their own protests were made. The taxes on paper goods were too expensive. This act left duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. The Colonists were angry, while the British were happy about the extra
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was one of the most important events because it involved the British Crown attempting to force acts and taxes on the Colonists. The massacre drew attention to the conflict between the Colonists and the British style of rule, and colonial sentiment was turned against King George III. When the Colonists started throwing clubs and snowballs at the British troops, one of the troops fired into a small crowd of colonists, instantly killing three of them. Yet before that, a lone Bri
  • Boston Massacre

    tish soldier standing guard had an argument with a Colonist and struck him, then the Colonists crowd and the British troops gathered around the soldier. During the event, like I said before, the British troops fired into a crowd of colonists killing five of them. The Colonists protested and brang the soldiers/troops to trial. The British soldiers got defended and only two were covicted of killing the Colonists. The trial calmed people down, but a lot were still angry at the British.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
  • Tea Act

    The Tea Act allowed the British East India Comapany to sell tea directly to the colonists. This was because there was to much tax money and the prices were to low even though there was also less smuggling. Many colonial smugglers and merchants feared that the British East India Company's cheap tea would put them out of business. So, colonists unified against the Tea Act.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This event was important because many pounds of tea was raised for extra money. This was invented because the britian had much more tea then they needed. the colonists were angry that they got attacked and were happy afterwords while the british got angry and got back leaving the colonists angry again. During this event many of the citizens were angry. This event ended when the
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    got so angry that they got back to the indians for pouring out the extra tea.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Act was the laws to punish the Boston for the Boston Tea Party. They closed the Boston Harbor, The Massachusett's charter was cancled, the governor decides if and when they met, royal officials accused of crimes were sent to Britain for trial, and they got a new governor(General Thomas Gage). The British hoped that these steps would bring back orders in the colonies. But instead, they increased people's anger at Britain.
  • Battle of Lexington

    Was a battle in the American Revolution.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This battle proved the colonists could take on the British. For the British it was a tragic victory because they suffered more than1,000 casualties which is about double the american losses.This later led to a retreat from British to Boston. And even later led to Common Sense.
  • Common Sense

  • Common Sense

    It was a 47 page pamphlet that was written by Thomas Paine about the rights that people should rightfully have. He was obviously sick and tired of the rights that they have been given and other famous people could have written it but Paine was brave enough to write it and even though people didnt know that he wrote it. This pamphlet was in newspapers everywhere and about everyone has read it. The colonists thought that what it said in the pamphlet was totally true. On the other hand, the British
  • Common Sense

    had a king and ,of course, opposed it. Common Sense soon led to the Declaration of Independence.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    money they got from taxing them. The troops restored order and it led to the Boston Massacre.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence formally announced the colonies break free from Great Britain. Many colony leaders agrred that the colonies should be free. In this process, it expressed 3 main ideas. Then, on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the declaration of Independence. This broke all ties to the British crown and the United States of America was born. This then led to choosing sides. There was Loyalists and Patriots. Loyalists remained loyal and patriots wanted independence.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    During the Battle of Saratoga Americans scored a major victory. This was the greatest victory yet for the american forces. This victory gave the Patriots something they had been desperately seeking: foreign help.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution. This battle was when George Washington and his American and French troops surrounded British forces and defeated them.The British purpsely sunk their ships to form a barrier to keep the French ships from coming to close. Then Prime Minister Lord North recieved word of the Yorktown surrender in November. He then declared "It's all over."
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
  • Treaty of Paris

    It was impotant because it ended the Americaan Revolutionary War. The French and Indains were each done with fighting each other so they both signed it, yet still laid boundaries. The independence of the US was recognized by the British after the Revolutionary War. Both the colonists and the British were pretty happy because the fights between the F and I ended and it was more peaceful. Patriot soldiers returned to their homes and families and Goerge Washington thanks his troops for devotion.